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Ritchie Family History

Ritchie Name Meaning
Scottish: from a pet form of the personal name Rich, a short form of Richard.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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285,623 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
33,905 Military Records
73,905 Immigration Records
257,225 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Ritchie Families

  • Number of Ritchie families
     145 - 288
     49 - 144
     1 - 48
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ritchie families
     194 - 385
     65 - 193
     1 - 64
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ritchie families
     802 - 1,602
     268 - 801
     1 - 267
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ritchie Family Origin

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Ritchie Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ritchie

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Ritchie Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ritchie census records

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Ritchie Civil War Service Records

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